Note: Due to COVID 19, our classes are currently being offered Live Online.
All class schedules are listed in Pacific Time.

Online Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    • 25 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 3 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register


    Welcome all alumni of  MBSR, MSC or our Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals classes

    We welcome you to join us monthly to support your ongoing understanding and practice of  Mindfulness and Mindful Self Compassion.

    Schedule:
    We are currently scheduled to continue meeting through 2020 and will extend the program each year as we are able and as Alumni interest continues.

    Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us.

    Cost: A tax-deductible free-will offering can be made online here .

    Curriculum:
    We'll use Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners and various readings on Mindful Self-Compassion. 

    Please Register using the no-cost RSVP option. 

    You only need to register once, regardless of how many Practice Sessions you plan to attend.

    If you have questions, email or call us (360) 830-6439, ext 0.


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    • 4 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 31 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 16 sessions
    • Online
    Register


    Join Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest's Executive Director and Guiding Teacher, for an hour of  Live Online mindfulness practice and teachings, each  Wednesday through November 25, at 12 noon (PDT).
    (No meetings in December. Beginning again on January 6, 2021.)

    What people are saying...

    Welcome to our ongoing weekly Midday Mindfulness program. Each Wednesday, Tim explores a topic around living with mindfulness and compassion in our complex lives and world. Session include a brief introductory talk by Tim, a practice, and small and large group discussion.

    Schedule:
    Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm, (PT), through March 31 (skipping all of December 2020).  Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Note that on weeks in which Tim is not available senior teacher Richard Johnson will lead the group.

    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness training including those just beginning the journey.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.


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    • 1 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 8 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 10
    Register


    This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

    Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    What people are saying...

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 6 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 13 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 15
    Register


    Neuroscience has proven human beings need connection to thrive in all relationships – at home, work, in the world. 

    Safety, security, and well-being, the underpinnings of healthy adult relationships, are fostered in early life, yet about 45 percent of the adults in the U.S. did not experience the parenting needed to develop neurological patterning to access these essential emotional states.

    BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS. We can build new neural pathways and ways of interacting. 

    It turns out, the same skills which reflect healthy childhood relationships are present in people who practice mindfulness:

    • What people are saying...
      Management of the body’s reactions
    • Regulation of fear reactivity
    • Emotional resilience
    • Insight (self knowing)
    • Empathy and attunement - within self and with others
    • Perspective shift from “me” to “we”

    Course Details

    Topics of learning, discussion, and interpersonal exercises will include:

    • Defining mindfulness
    • Getting to the root of harmful relationship patterns such as blame, defensiveness, avoiding conflict, and shutting down
    • Letting go of unhelpful narratives about ourselves and others
    • Awareness of feelings and needs for more skillful communication and emotional resilience 

    Mindfulness practices which support the capacity to respond rather than react and to connect with self and others will be introduced throughout this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions.

    Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 12 Dec 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 20
    Register

    Forgiveness Workshop - Live Online

    Forgiveness isn't easy. It isn't quick. And it doesn't solve everything. But there are few better ways to heal the wounds of harm we all hold within us.

    From slights, confusions, and misunderstandings to outright abuse and even violence, we've all been on the giving and receiving end of harm. Plus we may even harm ourselves at times. When the energy and memories of these troubles lodges in our hearts, additional challenges result.


    What to do?

    This one-day online workshop suggests the practice of forgiveness as a powerful way to recover from harm and to reduce the impact of the difficult things that happen. Forgiveness helps us heal and move on. 

    Join Senior Teacher and Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director Tim Burnett in this innovative new workshop exploring forgiveness. The day will include exercises, discussion, and exploration around our topic in a safe space. And a helpful info packet will be provided to support your continuing practice.


    Instructor: Tim Burnett,
     Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 6 Jan 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 95
    Register


    A Free Hour of Mindfulness 

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    What people are saying...
    This workshop will give you a taste of mindfulness training and is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR has been shown to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; address painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimize emotional reactivity and promote well-being; increase flexible attention and sharpen mental focus. 

    Course details:
    This participatory, practical introductory class includes:

    • Definitions and benefits of mindfulness
    • A  helpful handout summarizing the benefits and practices of mindfulness
    • Body and breath awareness practices
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group discussion.
    • Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply mindfulness at work.


    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the U. Mass Medical Center which this course is based on.

    Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    Cost:  Free

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


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    • 7 Jan 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 93
    Register


    A Free Hour of Mindfulness 

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well-being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    What people are saying...
    This workshop will give you a taste of mindfulness training and is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR has been shown to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; address painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimize emotional reactivity and promote well-being; increase flexible attention and sharpen mental focus. 

    Course details:
    This participatory, practical introductory class includes:

    • Definitions and benefits of mindfulness
    • A  helpful handout summarizing the benefits and practices of mindfulness
    • Body and breath awareness practices
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group discussion.
    • Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply mindfulness at work.


    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the U. Mass Medical Center which this course is based on.

    Instructor:  Rev. Tim BurnettTeacher: Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Cost:  Free

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


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    • 8 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • 13 Jan 2021
    • 11:00 AM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 48
    Register

    Deep Winter Retreat
    A 5-day Silent Mindfulness & Compassion Practice Retreat


    What people are saying...

    Join us for a 5-day online mindfulness and compassion retreat in the style of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the comfort of your own home.  The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness and compassion practices, both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.


    Deep Winter Retreat Theme: 
    We'll meet women Zen Buddhist teachers through the ages by exploring a selection of the powerful teaching stories found in the book The Hidden Lamp: Stories from Twenty-Five Centuries of Awakened Women (Caplow & Moon, 2013). Awakened women have been living amongst us since the beginning. We'll investigate some of their stories and see how they can inform our lives and mindfulness practice during our own turbulent times in the 21st century.

    Notes from Online Retreat Participants

    "I was surprised and delighted by how easily a sense of community developed in the online format."

    "I learned that a retreat isn’t really about going away. It’s about giving permission and time and space to just practice."

    "This format pushed me to establish a space for daily practice that works!"

    "I never expected an online retreat to compare with live, but I got so much deep practice and insights."

    "I felt deep relaxation which is important during these trying times."

    Read complete participant reports.

    Course details

    This Live Online retreat features a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations. Lead Instructor, Tim Burnett, will offer daily talks and will be available for private interviews. 

    The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home.

    We will be away from the screen for most of the afternoon.

    We have found this format leads to an engagement with this work that is both deep and realistic.

    We aren't simply "moving" our retreat from in-person to Zoom. Rather we have reinvented a home-based retreat. Students report that the format is nourishing and supportive, especially during this difficult time. 

    Who this event is for:

    • Students of mindfulness and compassion interested in deepening their practice
    • Teachers who'd like to strengthen their understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary mindfulness
    • Adults age 18 and over

    Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat:

    You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online retreats at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for a personal retreat. Both work well.

    Our online "retreats" are not so much retreats in terms of getting away from it all but an opportunity to integrate committed mindfulness practice into your life at home. It will be a time to explore seeing everything in life as part of the retreat - an opportunity to  show up with awareness, acceptance and kindness to every moment of the day whether it's during meditation with Zoom, helping your children, exercising, handling essential work tasks, or if you need to run an errand. 

    More on our online retreats, including reports from past participants.

    Prerequisites

    Before practicing for nearly a full week we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

    Instructors

    Rev. Tim Burnett, Teacher: Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher and trained Mindfulness Teacher

    Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).

    Schedule
    Our online retreat days will run from 7:00 am Pacific time until 8:30 pm with breaks for meals and an ample open period in the middle of the day which can be used for more formal practice on your own, exercise, personal care, or any necessary home or work business that must be attended to.  

    Starts Friday, January 8, at 6 PM.

    Closes Wednesday, January 13, at 11 AM.
         Full schedule available here

    Cost: $610 - $325   Sliding Scale Tuition.

    We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 


    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    Teacher Training and Development
    This retreat meets prerequisite requirements of a 5-day silent, guided retreat for the following  teacher training programs:

    Mindfulness Northwest – Mindfulness Teacher Training Program 
    Center for Mindful Self-Compassion – Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
    UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI): – MBSR 6-Day Teacher Training Intensive

    With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

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    • 16 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 36
    Register

    Join us for a day of immersion in mindfulness practices, discussion, poetry and teachings which will invite the door of gratefulness in our hearts and minds to open wide.

    What if each morning we could put on a set of glasses to help us view the details of our day more often through a lens of wonder?

    Science is now revealing that practicing gratitude is a skill that can have positive effects on our health, moods and relationships. Put simply, it offers us the opportunity to approach life with new eyes.

    “And in every moment, in every action, we will feel the urge to say thank you, we will follow the urge to bow.”

    - From One Morning, by Rosemerry Trommer                         

    Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


    Cost: $100 - $200 Sliding Scale TuitionWe also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Location: Offered Live Online

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    Registration   Register Online 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.



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    • 20 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM (PST)
    • 10 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Schedule:
    Wednesday evenings, January 20 - March 10, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  February 27, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    Instructor:
    Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost: $530 - $285  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 11 Mar 2021
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    Register

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

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    MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in the direction of our attention - recognizing that as a human being, you too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

    In MSC you will learn:

    • How to stop being so hard on yourself
    • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
    • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
    • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
    • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
    • How to become your own best teacher

    A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

    Instructor:
    Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Day of Self-Compassion Retreat Online: Saturday, February 20, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

    Cost:
    $580 - $310 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

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    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 11 Mar 2021
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 15
    Register

    Mindful Community of Snohomish County invites:

    All Mukilteo and Everett School District Employees,
    ChildStrive staff, Wonderland staff, Casino Road Community Center, and Housing Hope staff  
    to 
    learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class. 



    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.


    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Thursdays early evening, January 21 - March 11, 4 - 6:30 PM. 

    All-Day Retreat:  Saturday, February 27, 11 AM - 6 PM. 

    Instructor: Cheryl Beighle, MD, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor. Cheryl is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to All Mukilteo and Everett School District Employees, ChildStrive staff, Wonderland staff, Casino Road Community Center staff, and Housing Hope staff.

    Cost: $50. The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual).
    Note: Child Strive covers the cost for their employees.

    Registration:    REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Questions? Please contact Cheryl Beighle at: cheryl@mindfulnessnorthwest.com or by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 704.


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    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 18 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 20
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Schedule:
    Thursday evenings, January 21 - March 18, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping March 4.
    All-Day Retreat: Sunday,  February 28, Live Online from 10 AM - 4 PM.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost: $530 - $285  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 25 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 15 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 22
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a manual with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Schedule:
    Mondays early evening, January 25 - March 15, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  March 6, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost: $530 - $285  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 


    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 25 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 22
    Register


    Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

    What people are saying...

    In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

    Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register

     Mindfulness-Based Habit Change Workshop - Live Online

    A three-hour workshop
    for those who have some experience with Mindfulness Practice

    In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. Recent research helps us understand how the practice of mindfulness works in the brain's neural pathways and is effective in habit change. 

    This workshop is based on the work of psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. Learn more about Dr Jud and his innovative program here.

    Mindfulness-Based Habit Change introduces you to a step-by-step approach:

    • Identifying triggers and becoming aware of our habit loops
    • Bringing mindfulness to our experience to explore the results of our actions
    • Tuning-in to the effects of healthy, life-sustaining habits
    • Discovering freedom of choice based on our experience
    For further habit change practice, see the follow-up six-week class, beginning Feb. 22.


    Instructors: 

    Robin Boudette, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, having practiced yoga and mindfulness for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the teaching team at Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University Hospital, working with Judson Brewer, MD PhD offeringevidence-based mindfulness interventions for habit change and heading up the Behavior Change Facilitator Training Program.

    Lish Dorosin, M.Ed., has been an educator, community builder, and mindfulness practitioner for over 20 years. Trained by Dr. Jud Brewer as a Behavior Change Facilitator, Lish has taught in this capacity at the University of California at San Francisco Osher Center for the past four years. She is a qualified mindfulness instructor and now serves as a retreat manager and trainer at the Insight Retreat Center.  

    Cost:  $100 - $55   Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  


    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 8 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 8 Mar 2021
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 27
    Register


    A 14-credit CME mindfulness series for medical professionals and therapists. Spouses and partners also welcome.


    The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

    Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class (MHP) was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period. For testimonials and pre-/post-data, see our MHP Program Description page.) 

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare professionals (including administrative staff) and therapists.  Spouses and partners are also welcome to register; use the 'Add Guest' registration option.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

    This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Schedule and Location:

    4 classroom sessions: February 8 - March 8.

    All-Day Retreat: Sunday, February 28, 10 am - 4 pm.

    Cost$485 - $260 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    To Register:    Register Online 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Accreditation:
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

    Disclosure: No one in control of content for this activity has disclosed a relevant commercial interest.

    Learning Objectives:
    After this education, learners should be able to:

    • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
    • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
    • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
    • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
    • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

    Additional Details:
    This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

    • increase immune system function
    • reduce anxiety
    • prevent relapse of depression
    • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
    • manage chronic pain
    • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
    • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • enhance compassion and altruism
    • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
    • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
    • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
    • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
    • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness in a shorter class.


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    • 9 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    Register

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

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    MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in the direction of our attention - recognizing that as a human being, you too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

    In MSC you will learn:

    • How to stop being so hard on yourself
    • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
    • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
    • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
    • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
    • How to become your own best teacher

    A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

    Instructors:
    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


    Location:
     Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Day of Self-Compassion Retreat Online: Saturday, March 13, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

    Cost:
    $580 - $310 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

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    • 13 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 10 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 22
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a manual with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Saturday mornings, February 13 - April 10, from 9:30 AM - 12 PM.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  March 27, from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    Instructor: Teresa JohnsonMindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Cost: $530 - $285  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

    Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 


    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 23
    Register

    A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

    A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

      

    During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

        

    Instructor:

    Richard Johnson, PhD., Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Cost: $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Additional Course details:

    A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 22 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 29 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register

     Mindfulness-Based Habit Change - Live Online

    Anxiety? Procrastination? Stress Eating?
    Do you feel stuck in patterns that keep you from living your life?

    In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns such as overeating, spending endless time online, getting angry or stuck in worrying thoughts. 

    This 6-session course is based on the work of psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher Judson Brewer, MD, PhD., and integrates both ancient wisdom and new learnings from neuroscience.  Learn more about Dr Jud and his innovative program here.

    Mindfulness-Based Habit Change introduces you to a step-by-step approach:

    • Identifying triggers and becoming aware of our habit loops
    • Bringing mindfulness to our experience to explore the results of our actions
    • Tuning-in to the effects of healthy, life-sustaining habits
    • Discovering freedom of choice based on our experience

    Our time together will be interactive, with discussion and breakout groups, journaling, meditations, readings, goal setting and reflections. Participants will receive materials for daily home practice including guided meditations, articles, reflections, journal prompts and links to other videos. We will also ask that participants access the free version of one of three of Dr. Brewer's Habit Change apps. Purchase of the apps is welcome, but is not required. Participants can learn more about the apps here.

    Recommended Reading:  The Craving Mind: From Cigarettes to Smartphones to Love - Why We Get Hooked and How We Can Break Bad Habits by Judson Brewer.

    Instructors: 

    Robin Boudette, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, having practiced yoga and mindfulness for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the teaching team at Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University Hospital, working with Judson Brewer, MD PhD offering evidence-based mindfulness interventions for habit change and heading up the Behavior Change Facilitator Training Program.

    Lish Dorosin, M.Ed., has been an educator, community builder, and mindfulness practitioner for over 20 years. Trained by Dr. Jud Brewer as a Behavior Change Facilitator, Lish has taught in this capacity at the University of California at San Francisco Osher Center for the past four years. She is a qualified mindfulness instructor and now serves as a retreat manager and trainer at the Insight Retreat Center.  

    Cost:  $505 - $270   Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us.  

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  


    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor:  Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 28 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 24
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    Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
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    A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

    A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

      

    During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

         

    Instructors:
    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. 

    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


    Cost:
     $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

    Additional Course details:

    A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

    Cancellation Policy:
    For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 16 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
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    Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

    Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

    When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

    Key Concepts

    What people are saying...
    Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
      1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
      2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
      3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

    Instructor:  Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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